The Kickstarter campaign for Pimax has finally come to an end. The startup company has been able to accumulate 5,946 backers pledging $4,236,618. This is one of the biggest accomplishments thus far when it comes to a VR campaign on Kickstarter.
The company has also pledged to deliver 2 new motion sensor controllers that resemble Valve’s upcoming Knuckles controllers for hitting this incredible benchmark.
One design features a trackpad while the other features an analogue thumbstick for movement. Pimax has also promised to deliver other add-ons for reaching various stretch goals.
While we aren’t quite certain how they will implement the eye-tracking module, it is something that Pimax promises to deliver. For the people who have pledged for the Pimax 8K headset, you will be receiving the following stretch goal add-ons:
$500,000 unlocked: Extra face cushion
$1,000,000 unlocked: Standard headset upgrades to headstrap with earphones
$1,500,000 unlocked: Customized prescription VR frame + cooling fan
$2,000,000 unlocked: Wireless transmission $100 coupon
$2,500,000 unlocked: 3 choices of select content
$3,000,000 unlocked: Free eye-tracking module
$4,000,000 unlocked: Motion sensor controllers
Pimax is said to deliver their first consumer ready 8K headsets starting in January of 2018. We look forward to seeing if the headsets will live up to the hype.